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Post-Game Report: 12/9 vs. WSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(16-7-3)
0 2 2 4 29
Sabres
(10-11-6)
0 0 1 1 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • At 0-2-1, the Sabres  have suffered their first season sweep against the Capitals since 2012-13.
  • With his goal, Kyle Okposo now has six points (3+3) in his last five games against the Capitals.
    • Okposo and Rasmus Ristolainen, who assisted on the goal, are now tied for fourth in the NHL with 12 power-play points this season.
  • Ristolainen now has nine points (1+8) in his last nine games.
  • Ryan O’Reilly, who also assisted on Okposo’s goal, now has seven points (2+5) in his last six games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Capitals Grubauer W .963 1.00
Sabres Lehner L .893 3.06

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Capitals Grubauer 4-1-1 .940 1.67
Sabres Lehner 5-9-4 .920 2.44

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres defenseman Cody Franson

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz

Capitals forward Jakub Vrana

Capitals forward T.J. Oshie

Capitals defenseman John Carlson

Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer

Post-Game Report: 1/16 vs. WSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(33-8-3)
0 0 1 1 34
Sabres
(18-23-4)
2 2 0 4 29

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 3-4-0 in the second game of a back-to-back set.
  • With two points tonight, Evander Kane (1+1) now has six career multi-point games against Washington, his highest total against any NHL team.
  • Philip Varone scored tonight in his season debut after being recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL) this morning.
    • Two of Varone’s five career goals have come at home against Washington. The other was his first career NHL goal on Jan. 28, 2014.
  • With his first career shorthanded goal, Tim Schaller now has two points (1+1) in three career games against the Capitals.
  • Cody Franson scored his first power play goal of the season and now ranks second among Sabres defensemen with four goals this season.
    • Zach Bogosian’s assist on the goal was the 100th assist of his career and gave him his first multi-point game of the season.
  • Josh Gorges and Zemgus Girgensons each missed tonight’s game with an upper-body injury.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Philip Varone

Sabres forward Tim Schaller

Sabres defenseman Cody Franson

Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz

Capitals forward Mike Richards

Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner

Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer

Post-Game Report: 12/28 vs. WSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(27-6-2)
0 2 0 2 26
Sabres
(15-17-4)
0 0 0 0 31

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres fell to 6-11-1 when outshooting their opponents this season.
  • The Sabres were shut out for the third time this season. It was the first time the team has been shut out by the Capitals since a 2-0 loss on Nov. 25, 2009 (Semyon Varlamov).
  • Tonight’s game was the first Sabres-Capitals game at First Niagara Center to be settled in regulation since Dec. 26, 2011 (4-2 Sabres win).
  • The Capitals have now won three straight road games against the Sabres for the first time in franchise history.
  • Tonight’s game was the first of a home-and-home series that will continue on Wednesday, Dec. 30 in Washington. The Sabres will look to avoid being swept for the first time in the franchise’s eight home-and-home series against the Capitals.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges

Sabres defenseman Cody Franson

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz

Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin

Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner

Capitals defenseman Connor Carrick

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby

Post-Game Report: 3/16 vs. WSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(38-23-10)
1 1 1 0 1 4 38
Sabres
(19-43-7)
2 0 1 0 0 3 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The shootout loss drops the Sabres to 7-5 in shootouts this season (64-51 all-time).
  • After scoring the first goal tonight, the Sabres have now scored first in 10 of their last 12 contests.
  • Johan Larsson logged a career-high 23:10 tonight. His previous career high was 18:51 on Dec. 23, 2013 vs. PHX. His goal tonight gives him five points (3+2) in his last four games.
  • With his goal, Tyler Ennis now has 12 points (3+9) in his last 12 games against the Capitals. Ennis has five points (3+2) in his last five games.
  • After logging a career-high 28:36 of ice time on Saturday vs. NYR, Rasmus Ristolainen recorded a team-high 28:11 tonight.
  • Cody Hodgson tied a career high with seven shots on goal (last time: March 5, 2013 at CAR).
  • Anders Lindback stopped 35 of 38 Capitals shots tonight. In six games since joining the Sabres on Feb. 11, Lindback has recorded a .924 save percentage and a 2.70 goals-against average.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres defenseman Mike Weber

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz

Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov

Capitals defenseman Mike Green

Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby

Post-Game Report: 3/11 vs. NSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Predators
(28-28-10)
1 2 1 4 24
Sabres
(19-38-8)
1 0 0 1 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Drew Stafford, playing in his 500th NHL game tonight, became the 30th player to appear in 500 games for the Sabres.
  • Matt Ellis played in his 300th NHL game tonight. Ellis has played 230 of those games with the Sabres.
  • Stafford scored for the second consecutive game and now has 14 points (8+6) in his last 15 games. He hasn’t played three games without recording a point since a three-game stretch from Dec. 31 to Jan. 15.
  • Stafford’s 23:00 of ice time was the third-highest total of his career and the highest since his career-high 23:35 on Dec. 9, 2011.
  • Tyler Ennis led all Sabres skaters with a TOI of 24:17 tonight, the third-highest total of his career (and of the season).
  • With his assist tonight, Ennis has a point in each of his three career games against the Predators (2+1). He has 11 points (4+7) in his last 12 games and 19 points (8+11) in his last 22 games.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Drew Stafford

Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth

Predators head coach Barry Trotz

Predators forward Craig Smith

Predators forward Paul Gaustad

Predators forward Colin Wilson

Predators goaltender Carter Hutton